“Trading Places” quotes

(1983)
Movie Trading Places
Title Trading Places
Year 1983
Director John Landis
Genre Comedy
Plot – Randolph and Mortimer Duke are two financiers of Philadelphia. Louis Winthorpe III, the manager of their company, is engaged to their grand-niece Penelope. When the two meet Valentine, a poor man, they decide to make an experiment: the homeless will live at Winthorpe's and will do his job, while Louis will end on the road, abandoned to himself.
All actors – Denholm Elliott, Dan Aykroyd, Maurice Woods, Richard D. Fisher Jr., Jim Gallagher, Anthony DiSabatino, Bonnie Behrend, Sunnie Merrill, James Newell, Mary St. John, Bonnie Tremena, David Schwartz, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Tom Degidon, William Magerman, Alan Dellay, Florence Anglin, Ray D'Amore, Bobra Suiter, Herb Peterson, Sue Dugan, Walt Gorney, B. Constance Barry, P. Jay Sidney, Eddie Murphy, Avon Long, Tom Mardirosian, Charles Brown, Robert Curtis Brown, Nicholas Guest, John Bedford Lloyd, Tony Sherer, Robert Earl Jones, Robert E. Lee, Peter Hock, Kristin Holby, Clint Smith, Ron Taylor, James D. Turner, Giancarlo Esposito, Steve Hofvendahl, James Eckhouse, Paul Gleason, Gwyllum Evans, Frank Oz, Eddie Jones, John McCurry, Michelle Mais, Barra Kahn, Bill Cobbs, Joshua Daniel, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jacques Sandulescu, W.B. Brydon, Margaret H. Flynn, Kelly Curtis, Tracy K. Shaffer, Susan Fallender, Bo Diddley, Alfred Drake, Lucianne Buchanan, Paul Garcia, Jed Gillin, Jimmy Raitt, Kate Taylor, Philip Bosco, Bill Boggs, James Belushi, Deborah Reagan, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Don McLeod, Stephen Stucker, Richard Hunt, Paul Austin, John Randolph Jones, Jack Davidson, Bernie McInerney, Maurice Copeland, Ralph Clanton, Bryan Clark, Gary Howard Klar, Afemo Omilami, Shelly Chee Chee Hall, Donna Palmer, Barry Dennen, Murray Bandel, George Folsey Jr., John Landis, Charles Pendelton, Yvonna Russell, Arleen Sorkin, Ronald Sylvers
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  • “- Randolph Duke: The good part, William, is that, no matter whether our clients make money or lose money, Duke & Duke get the commissions.
    - Mortimer Duke: Well? What do you think, Valentine?
    - Billy Ray Valentine: Sounds to me like you guys a couple of bookies.”

    Ralph Bellamy - Randolph Duke
    Don Ameche - Mortimer Duke
    Eddie Murphy - Billy Ray Valentine
    [Tag:business, money]
  • “- Coleman: Would you like a sip of whiskey?
    - Billy Ray Valentine: I do not drink, it is against my religion!
    - Coleman: Religion is a good thing I say, taken in moderation.”

    Denholm Elliott - Coleman
    Eddie Murphy - Billy Ray Valentine
  • “- Even Bigger Black Guy: I mean you beatin' 10 cops? You putting a man in the hospital? How come I don't see no bruises on you?
    - Big Black Guy: Yeah!
    - Billy Ray Valentine: 'Cause I'm a karate man! And a karate man bruises are on the inside! They don't show their weakness.”

    James D. Turner - Even Bigger Black Guy
    Ron Taylor - Big Black Guy
    Eddie Murphy - Billy Ray Valentine
  • “- Billy Ray Valentine: That was a cheap vase, right? That was a fake? Right?
    - Randolph Duke: I believe we paid $35,000. But if I remember correctly, we valued it for the insurance company at $50,000. You see, Mortimer? William has already made us $15,000.”

    Eddie Murphy - Billy Ray Valentine
    Ralph Bellamy - Randolph Duke
    [Tag:money]
  • “- Randolph Duke: Ezra. Right on time. I'll bet you thought I'd forgotten your Christmas bonus. There you are.
    - Ezra: Five dollars. Maybe I'll go to the movies... by myself.”

    Ralph Bellamy - Randolph Duke
    Avon Long - Ezra
  • “- Randolph Duke: Money isn't everything, Mortimer.
    - Mortimer Duke: Oh, grow up.
    - Randolph Duke: Mother always said you were greedy.
    - Mortimer Duke: She meant it as a compliment.”

    Ralph Bellamy - Randolph Duke
    Don Ameche - Mortimer Duke
  • “By the way, food and rent aren't the only things around here that cost money. You sleep on the couch.”

    Jamie Lee Curtis - Ophelia
    [Tag:money, sex, sleeping]
  • “Those men wanted to have sex with me!”

    Dan Aykroyd - Louis Winthorpe III
    [Tag:prison, sex]
  • “- Ophelia: The only thing I've got going for me, is this body, this face, and what I got up here. I don't do drugs. And I don't have a pimp.
    - Louis Winthorpe III: This place is a dump.
    - Ophelia: But it's cheap, it's clean and it's all mine.”

    Jamie Lee Curtis - Ophelia
    Dan Aykroyd - Louis Winthorpe III
  • “It occurs to me that the best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people.”
    Denholm Elliott - Coleman
    [Tag:grief, money, poverty]
  • “- Randolph Duke: That man is a product of a poor environment. There's nothing wrong with him, I can prove it.
    - Mortimer Duke: Of course there's something wrong with him... he's a Negro!”

    Ralph Bellamy - Randolph Duke
    Don Ameche - Mortimer Duke
    [Tag:poverty, racism]
  • “Think big, think positive, never show any sign of weakness. Always go for the throat. Buy low, sell high. Fear? That's the other guy's problem. Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the absolute carnage you are about to witness.”

    Dan Aykroyd - Louis Winthorpe III
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